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Regis: Why Neil Patrick Harris Won't Replace Me

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Even though everyone really wishes he would!

The hunt is on to find someone to replace Regis Philbin on Live!, a post he has had for over 28 years. It isn't as easy as you would think and what is making it that much difficult is the location of the show.

Case in point: Neil Patrick Harris has proved time and time again that he is a wonderful host. Personable, charming and such a looker, he was practically made to sit next to Kelly Ripa to talk about the benefits of kale and how to shop on a budget.

The star will be filling the void through this week, but when Reg was asked if he thought NPH would take the spot full-time, he was totally honest in saying, "HELL NO!"

More accurately, he said:

"Neil Patrick Harris always does a great job — but he's got an enormous hit. They've got to find someone who has the time right now to do that. Neil was great and he will probably pinch hit, I'm sure. They have to keep looking around until they find someone that really appeals to Kelly… and then they'll go for it."

That enormous hit is How I Met Your Mother … which films in Los Angeles. That would be one hell of a commute for the guy every day! And being a new daddy and all! No, no. He's better off subbing for now and letting someone else take over from him after this week.

But who, we ask?! WHO????

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16 comments to “Regis: Why Neil Patrick Harris Won't Replace Me”



  1. 1

    so where did he say "hell no"?? youre too good at taking things out of context



  2. 2

    NPH is way too good to share a show with Ripa.



  3. 3

    They said Hell No because he's a sissy, which is the only reason you like him.



  4. 4

    Mario only wants him because he has his Gay Nazi Party card.



  5. 5

    He is a fantastic fill-in! Love him, but he's not the one!



  6. 6

    I think that Jerry O'Connell should be the new host.



  7. 7

    Russell Brand with out a doubt. He is the only only that I've seen truly make Kelly laugh out loud. It's time these Americans understand more than the Jersey Shore humor. JMO of course. Or perhaps, Me,Perez,A@A, and a select few from PH.com. Agreed?
    NPH today seemed like it was an un natural effort to show up. A job like this needs to be met with rich enthusiasm to blend nicely with Kelly. My contact detatils are as follows…..



  8. 8

    She and Anderson Cooper had really good chemistry??? I know..I know. Need to keep the demographic and have a hetero married male…but just saying, they did :) Enjoy them together.



  9. 9

    Just cancel that fucking show. It's not even funny.



  10. 10

    NPH i is hilarious, he would make an amazing co host so I am not sure why regis would be against it. I think the ratings would go threw the roof. I would watch the show and I have only seen a few minutes of it at a time when I am channel surfing. But for NPH I would definately watch. Love him, loved him as Doogie and glad he made the transition to an adult A list star.



  11. 11

    NPH is the best choice, I love him!



  12. 12

    When the time comes, NPH is going to be an amazing talk show host.



  13. 13

    Jay Mohr is the only guy for the job..great dry wit and can blend into any conversation that comes up///gellman you are smart enough to know this…..



  14. 14

    NPH is fine in limited appearances. But I think his charm would be stretched 5 days a week for years. I watched him yesterday co-hosting with Ripa and he was falling flat throughout the show. That co-host gig requires someone to be more out there with his opinions and stories. I don't think NPH could maintain his cool swagger and charm over the long run and not either undo both or become a total bore. Better or worse those A.M. hosts all have to be loose cannons to a certain degree in order for it to work day after day after day after day…



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  16. 16

    NPH would be great, he has the personality…who can't do it is Jerry O'Connell it was so hard to watch him the other day NOT that i really watch that show…but i tuned in during the turkey day break and it was just really uncomfortable watching how uncomfortable he was. It is just not his bag baby.

    So who would be a great choice…..HOW ABOUT JUST ROTATING PEOPLE IN AND OUT…what about Jerry Seinfeld, Howard Stern, Roseanne, Jon Stewart or even David Arquette?